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Catalina Island Casino Ballroom

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510 2000
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters, Historic Sites
Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind... more » Owner description: Few words can describe the ambiance of the Catalina Casino: it epitomizes everything glamorous and romantic about Catalina Island. The one-of-a-kind venue is simply stunning inside, outside, and all around. If the meticulously decorated walls could talk, they’d tell countless stories of romance and celebration gathered from decades of memorable events. The immense, Deco-themed ballroom is large enough to contain weddings, large meetings or lectures or musical events. The Casino has retained its signature lavish style: a stunning medley of rose-hued walls, an arching, 50-foot ceiling with five Tiffany chandeliers, an elevated stage, raised seating areas surrounding the wooden dance floor, and a vintage full-service bar anchoring the back. A sweeping veranda surrounds the ballroom with stunning 360-degree views of Avalon Bay. « less
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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

You have a 90 min. guided walking tour behind the stage and into the viewing room and dressing rooms. Then you go up ramps to the most beautiful round (largest in the world) dance floor. You can rent this for a reasonable fee, if you have 100 friends. Definitely worth the money.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Liked the venue but the food was only fair and the waiter was rude. The event is quite pricey. Nice one time event but not something I would repeat.

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TRACY
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This place is in the casino also...on the upper level. Pretty nice interesting things told by the guide. I would recommend to take Behind the Scens of casino tour. It will cover all casino there.

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Healdsburg, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This "Casino" is an old casino building with nothing to see. Find a picture and look at it, you will be happier that you did not waste your time travelling to see this sight.

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California Cilty
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

I have been going to Catalina since I was a teenager so well over 30 years with family, friends and for the Jazz fest, but I had never taken the time to do the Casino tour! Boy was I missing out. I can't wait to see it again the beauty and history is just so amazing! It was a great... More

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Los Angeles, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

the Casino is the central point of Catalina Island. We had a half hour tour to see the ballroom which is really beautiful but they are all covered because of the Jazz Traxx. As we were going through the building it is like you are back in time because you will see the glorious past of this so called casino... More

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Cool, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

The ballroom in the Casino is absolutely beautiful. The sad part about it though, during the Jazz Trax, they seemed to be more concerned about money & security, that there isn't a place to dance on such a beautiful dance floor. When I first went years ago, it was set up like it would have been in the 20's &... More

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Houston, Texas, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My mother and I actually attended Jazztrax for the first time this year on Catalina Island. The ballroom was spectacular! The ceiling in itself was simply beautiful. The view from the balcony was breath taking. I'm certainly going back to visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Very beautiful room, with an outdoor balcony around the exterior with excellent views. We attended Jazztrax here. The food and wine list was very substandard and the service uneven, but I'm not sure if that is the festival or venue's fault.

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Placentia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Fascinating but a lot of uphill walking. The theater is amazing and the ballroom has terrific views from 10 stories up.

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